Volunteer Newsletter
January 2019
On behalf of The Town of Blackfalds, I would like to take a moment to thank all our volunteers who gave up time this past year! Whether you came out to help at Winterfest, Family Easter Event, Youth Bike Rodeo, Town Clean Up, Blackfalds Days, Super Kids Triathlon, Clean Up the Parks program, One Seed at a Time program, Circus Camp, Family Fun Fest, Winter Warmth Fall Fundraiser, Youth Night Out, Monster Bash, Light Up Blackfalds, Breakfast/Lunch with Santa, Snow Angel program, Good Food Box program or New Year's Eve Family Free Skate, you are an essential part in making our programs/event a huge success!

Wishing you a Happy New Year and thank you for being such a big part of the FCSS Volunteer program. Your time and energy are appreciated!

Cara Kroetsch, FCSS Volunteer Programmer
Volunteering offers vital assistance to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, therefore transforming both the lives of the people who volunteer and those who benefit.

“The Heart of a Volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the
Commitment to Make a Difference in the lives of others.” ―  DeAnn Hollis

As part of the volunteer recruitment process, we require your Volunteer Application form on file and a Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks to be conducted as part of the screening process. Because this is a requirement through the Town, there will be no charge to you. To download the application form click here .

For more information please contact the Blackfalds FCSS Volunteer Programmer at 403.885.6360 volunteer@blackfalds.com.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Snow Angel Program ~ Winter Season

The Snow Angel Program is a volunteer program that supports Blackfalds residents who require assistance to clear their snowy driveway and/or walkway.

"Adopting" a drive/walkway is a fun and healthy way for all ages to be good neighbours, while contributing to improving the quality of life of others in the community. Those needing assistance can contact the Volunteer Programmer to be matched with a Snow Angel. 

As a Snow Angel you are committed to the same resident throughout the season and may adopt more than one resident if desired. Volunteers who have been matched will receive a toque & collapsible shovel at the beginning of the season, which has been generously donated by Telus. 

For more inform ation ple ase check out the brochure. click here
Winterfest ~ February 18
Below is a list of volunteer opportunities during Winterfest, shorter shifts available:

* Kids Zone from 10:30am-2:30pm
Field House | Abbey Centre
Help supervise inflatables or drop-in sports in the field house
* Ice Slides from 10:45am-5pm
Outside of the Abbey Centre
Help with line management
* Wagon Rides from 10:45am-4pm
Outside of the Abbey Centre
Help with line management
* L'IL Chippers from 10:45-2:15pm
Outside of the Abbey Centre
Help families carve ice sculptures in the Igloo
* Serve Hot Chocolate from 12-2pm
Outside of the Abbey Centre
* Parking from 10:30am-3:30pm
Parking lot at the Abbey Centre
Help Bylaw with parking
* Free Skate from 2:45-5pm
Arena | Multii-plex
Help Ice Marshall during free skate
* Bingo from 2:30-5pm
Banquet Room | Multi-plex
Help facilitate Bingo
Penguin Dippers Needed ~ Join the traDIPtion!

It's once again the time of year where participants take an icy plunge in order to raise money for a favourite charity! Would you like to make a difference while participating in one of the most popular Blackfalds winter events? Sign up today to join other eager dippers for the 2019 Penguin Dip. Not only is it a chance to raise funds for charity, there's also prizes for the best-dressed dipper and the dipper with the most pledges will win a prize as well as have their name imprinted on the Winterfest honorary cup!

For more informa tion please check out the Penguin Dip Package
Other Volunteer Opportunities
  • The Blackfalds Food Bank would like to send a big thank you to all the volunteers that helped with the Holiday Train food drive and fundraiser, also thank you to all the hard work that the volunteers did to make our Christmas Hampers, to the firemen who delivered our hampers and a big thank you to Karie for all the work and hours that she put in to help with the volunteers for the Holiday Train and the Christmas Hampers.

  • Want to better prepare your family for emergencies? Do you have an interest in helping communities become more resilient to disasters? If so, consider volunteering with Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management Program. We are currently seeking Disaster Assistance volunteers to work in both mitigation and disaster response. All training is provided. Local volunteer hours vary based on need; National deployments available for those with 10-21 days consecutive availability. Apply online redcross.ca/volunteer

  • Block Parent is a non-profit organization and being a board member is really easy. We meet when we can (a few times a year) and we try to put on one fundraiser a year. Previously, we have run a BBQ in partnership with FCSS. As well, we try to attend at least one market/fair to talk about the program & getting more Block Parent homes signed up. Board Members Needed!!! Please contact Jody for more information at 403.350.9434 or Info@blackfaldsblockparents.ca
Blackfalds FCSS | 5016 Waghorn St | Blackfalds, AB
Volunteer Programmer | 403.885.6360 | volunteer@blackfalds.com